The Course of Empire: The Paintings [VIDEO]

 Guide: Thomas Cole’s “The Course of Empire”

Linda S. Ferber, Vice President and Senior Art Historian at the New-York Historical Society, acts as a guide through Cole’s suite of five paintings in the videos below.

The Savage State (1834)

The Pastoral State (1834)

The Consummation of Empire (1836)

The Destruction of Empire(1836)

Desolation (1836)

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